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Messianism, Apocalyticism and the End of the World

Revista "Vegueta", Issue 17, 2017

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Publié le mercredi 16 novembre 2016 par João Fernandes

Résumé

This dossier of the journal Vegueta aims to collect contributions regarding messianism, Apocalypticism, and the end of the world. All three notions, which embrace the idea of Millenarianism, have evolved whether as a result of research conducted in the field of history or works from the history of thought or social movements. The current historical moment represents a new return of all these three notions, at least from the religious, political, social, literary and philosophical perspectives not to mention the very dimension of the historical profession and its tools and humanities at large.

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Argument

This dossier of the journal Vegueta aims to collect contributions regarding messianism, Apocalypticism, and the end of the world. All three notions, which embrace the idea of Millenarianism, have evolved whether as a result of research conducted in the field of history or works from the history of thought or social movements. The current historical moment represents a new return of all these three notions, at least from the religious (connected to a variety of readings on some denominations), political  (with the emergence of new political leaders who underscore their personality by embracing apocalyptical ideas) social (the crisis has triggered a whole new series of eschatological readings of the present in the face of new models and has set in motion social movements)literary (dwelling on the exhaustion of the great stories) philosophical (the fragmentation and widening of thinking into a sort of epistemic anarchism) perspectives not to mention the very dimension of the historical profession and its tools (where the academic model ends but a new one fails to emerge) and humanities at large. All these “returns” have prompted a reflection on the fact that messianism, apocalypticysm and the notion of end of the world can be identified in the world today and throughout history. We are therefore in a position to resume the reflections on these three topics in other chronological areas when they were also very central, like in the ancient age (which is when they came into being) the Middle Ages (when they were developed) and the Modern Age (when they were put into practice to a greater extent).

It is therefore our aim to reflect on the notions of messianism (whether in its Salvationist or Redemptorist sense), apocalyptycism (in the sense of situations or ideas that involve eschatological arguments) and the end of the world (in its dimension as a teleological prophecy pointing towards the destruction of the physical world). And we launch this space of work for the different areas of the field of history: ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary, as well as for other disciplines that have dealt with these issues, such as political science, philosophy, literature, anthropology, or any other natural science that is concerned with “endism”. 
Therefore, we will welcome works that address the topic from either an empirical approach (based on theoretical groundings developed into a practical instance), or a strictly conceptual approach (studying ideas in a historiographic or conceptual manner). 
Through the dossier project we are presenting, we wish to provide a space to reflect on messianism, apocalypticism and the end of the world from a descriptive as well as an analytical point of view, theoretically as well as practically, asking ourselves what to make of these notions today, what their uses and meanings have been throughout history in different contexts and spaces and from a variety of perspectives. The dossier has a multidisciplinary approach and seeks to raise the interest of authors from the different historical areas as well as from a variety of disciplines (history of art, geography, political science, communication sciences, philosophy or anthropology). Our aim is to bring together a variety of approaches in order to stimulate a theoretical and practical reflection on the eschatological concepts, their meanings and uses throughout history at a time when we seem to discern a major change in our societies as shaped in the middle of the last century.

Submission guidelines

Authors should send an abstract to the editor first

Deadline for the submission of texts: 31 January 2017

Revista Vegueta:http://revistavegueta.ulpgc.es/ojs/index.php/revistavegueta

Editor

Israel Sanmartín israel.sanmartin@usc.es

Editorial Board

  • Antonio Castillo Gómez, Universidad de Alcalá, España
  • Gerardo Delgado Aguiar, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, España
  • Pedro Javier Dorta Antequera, Universidad de La Laguna, España
  • Laura Mariateresa Durante, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italia
  • Antonio Carlos Gaeta, Universidad Estadual Paulista, São Paulo, Brasil
  • María Hernández-Ojeda, Hunter College-CUNY, USA
  • Sebastián Hernández Gutiérrez, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, España
  • Juan Marchena Fernández, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, España
  • María Victoria Marzol Jaén, Universidad de La Laguna, España
  • Gonzalo Pasamar Alzuria, Universidad de Zaragoza, España
  • Purificación Ruiz Flaño, Universidad de La Rioja, España
  • Enrica Salvatori, Università di Pisa, Italia
  • María Teresa Sánchez Salazar, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México
  • Susana María Sassone, CONICET - IMHICIHU Instituto Multidisciplinario de Historia y Ciencias Humanas, Argentina
  • Marie-Ange Teston, Université Jean Molin-Lyon 3, France
  • Elisa Varela Rodríguez, Universitat de Girona, España

Advisory Board

  • José Arnáez Vadillo, Universidad de La Rioja, España
  • Juan Manuel Barragán Muñoz, Universidad de Cádiz, España
  • Youssef Bokbot, Institut National des Sciences de l’Archéologie et du Patrimoine, Maroc
  • João Manuel de Lemos Baptista, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
  • Antonio Bethencourt Massieu, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, España
  • Francisco Comín Comín, Universidad de Alcalá, España
  • Heriberto Cruz Solís, Universidad de Guadalajara, México
  • Jean Marc Delaunay, Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III, France
  • Carmen Fraga González, Universidad de La Laguna, España
  • Mauro S. Hernández Pérez, Universidad de Alicante, España
  • Paloma Ibarra Benlloch, Universidad de Zaragoza, España
  • Carlos Martínez Shaw, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, España
  • María Montserrat Gárate Ojanguren, Universidad del País Vasco, España
  • Francisco M. Gimeno Blay, Universidad de Valencia, España
  • José Ojeda Zújar, Universidad de Sevilla, España
  • Ascensión Padilla Blanco, Universidad de Alicante, España
  • Augusto Pérez Alberti, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, España
  • Ramón Pérez González, Universidad de La Laguna, España
  • Horst Pietschmann, Universität Hamburg, Deutschland
  • Xavier Pons Fernández, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, España
  • Enrique Propín Frejomil, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México
  • Carlos Reyero Hermosilla, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, España
  • Reinaldo Rojas, Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador, Venezuela
  • José Manuel Rubio Recio, Universidad de Sevilla, España
  • Pere Salvá Tomàs, Universidad de les Illes Balears, España
  • Jean Stubbs, Institute of the Americas, University College London, United Kingdom

Dates

  • mardi 31 janvier 2017

Mots-clés

  • messianism, apocalyticism, end of the world

Contacts

  • Sanmartín Israel
    courriel : israel [dot] sanmartin [at] usc [dot] es

URLS de référence

Source de l'information

  • Israel Sanmartin
    courriel : israel [dot] sanmartin [at] usc [dot] es

Pour citer cette annonce

« Messianism, Apocalyticism and the End of the World », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le mercredi 16 novembre 2016, http://calenda.org/383392